10 Best Kansas City Breweries to Visit This Summer

Diverse group of friends enjoying a beer at the top Kansas City Breweries

There’s something wonderful about grabbing a cold pint of locally-brewed beer on a hot summer’s day. Thankfully, there are several fabulous Kansas City Breweries nearby where you can do precisely that. Kansas City is pretty well known for its BBQ and jazz-infused culture. Thanks to some innovative Kansas City Breweries, it’s also becoming one of the fastest-growing beer destinations in the country.

Boulevard Brewing in Kansas City is one of the largest and best-known Kansas City Breweries, but by no means is it the only place to kick back with a cold pint. If you want to dive into local beer culture, spend a few days at our Missouri Bed and Breakfast, located in the quiet suburbs of Kansas City.

Our Missouri Bed and Breakfast is located in Independence, Missouri, a 20-minute drive from Kansas City. It’s the perfect place to escape for some much-needed relaxation. We are found within a mile of the historical Independence Square and Truman Library, too. If you want the best place for the perfect getaway to the Kansas City area, book your stay with us today!

Beer flight at the top Kansas City Breweries

Top Kansas City Breweries to Visit This Summer

Apart from offering delicious craft brews, visiting a variety of Kansas City breweries is a really fun and unique way to explore the city.

Local and craft breweries have turned Kansas City into one of the fastest-growing beer destinations in the country! Here are our favorite Kansas City breweries to visit during your next getaway.

  1. One of the largest craft breweries in the Midwest and the crown jewel of Kansas City breweries is Boulevard Brewing Company. This facility plays a big part in the city’s identity, and locals here are proud of their well-crafted brews. Sip on a flight here, or go behind the scenes and tour their bottling lines and event spaces. This is our top recommendation for Kansas City breweries to visit.
  2. Alma Mader Brewing is one of the most popular Kansas City Breweries, thanks to its dedication to specific flavor profiles. It’s a great way to sample the nuanced differences between an Italian and Czech-style pilsner, among other exciting flavors.
  3. Head to City Barrel Brewing for a solid grouping of IPAs, Sours, and other brews. They also have some pretty great cocktails!
  4. Fans of Germany-style beers won’t want to miss KC Bier Co. The malt and hops used at this brewery are imported directly from Germany, and the resulting brews just so happen to pair perfectly with their German food menu.
  5. For bold flavors and plenty of European heritage in brewing methodology, head to Crane Brewing. It’s one of our favorite Kansas City Breweries if you want to try new things, and they have an in-house lab that pushes the limits of the modern-day craft beer scene.
  6. The craft brew creativity continues at Torn Label. Though we admire their creativity, you can also get something a bit more traditional (and just as delicious) here, too.
  7. Beer traditionalists love Brewery Emperial, which offers a broad range of American and European beers, including bitters and saisons.
  8. When it comes time to visit well-established Kansas City Breweries, don’t miss Green Room Burgers & Beer. It’s the oldest brewery in town and serves up a classic KC beer experience.

If you want to save some time and grab tastings from a variety of Kansas City breweries at one time, consider taking a beer tour with KC Beer Tour. Not only do you get to visit some of the top Kansas City breweries, but you’ll have a designated driver to guide you from one location to the next safely, and you’ll learn all about the craft Kansas City brewery business. The Barley Bus is another multi-brewery tour to consider.

Guest room at our top-rated Bed and Breakfast, located near some of the best Kansas City Breweries

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As you explore these fantastic Kansas City breweries and other top attractions in the area, you’ll have peace of mind knowing that you will have a beautiful, welcoming, elegant, and comfortable space to come back to. You can relax, unwind, and slow down at our historic Independence bed and breakfast.

Our beautifully appointed rooms reflect the ambiance of a bygone era yet offer all the modern conveniences and appointments you crave. You’ll also get a delectable, home-cooked breakfast every morning of your stay, made with the freshest ingredients. If you are looking for a more secluded and private stay, we offer two cozy cottages on our property that include full kitchens, living rooms, and outdoor spaces for a real home away from home feel. Start planning your adventure this summer, and book your stay with us today!

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